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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
+44 117 922 3571
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Good Art Collection , but some galleries crammed with exhibits

We enjoyed our visit, and chose to concentrate on the 2nd floor Painting, Glass and Ceramics... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Must see in Bristol

Small but beautifully presented museum, with great exhibitions in a beautiful building. Free entry... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Explore our free collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion years of earth's history, explore the region's natural wonders and discover more about peoples' lives, past and present.
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Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
+44 117 922 3571
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our visit, and chose to concentrate on the 2nd floor Painting, Glass and Ceramics Galleries. The quality of the exhibits is very high, and these are not dumbed down at all. Some galleries look a bit tired and the silver, oriental, glass and...More

Thank TillerSlave
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small but beautifully presented museum, with great exhibitions in a beautiful building. Free entry and lots of child friendly activities.

Thank ls311
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visit the museum regularly and my 5yo absolutely loves it! He has his favourite exhibits and first stop is always ancient egypt. There are plenty of interactives to keep little ones entertained. Great day out with kids but also lots of interest for the...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place for family visit. quite compact in that it's not Hugh and you can keep a watchful eye on the young ones. They really enjoyed the visit. 6/5 year olds. Ice cream and treats in the shop followed. There is a ramp and small...More

Thank promlass
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I had been visiting the tourist spots and had an hour and a half left of the day before going to the hotel, so decided to pop in here. We only managed to do the two floors, as we ran out of...More

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandparents with four grandchildren aged 4 years, two at 5 years and one at 8 years. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum and seeing Doris. We had to go in a few times between wee breaks but the staff really put over...More

Thank josieken
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walk past this museum fairly often and pop in from time to time for a short visit; we can do this because it is free. So we take in just one section such as the Egyptian section, full of amazing relics, or the natural...More

Thank SimonBuzzard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wealth of history and educational items. Its a must visit for any inquisitive young children. They get to see the size and scale of items and an appreciation of history. All the exhibits cannot be appreciated in a single visit. Its excellent fun watching...More

Thank Top_Tourer_2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family day out. One of the the very few attractions with no entry charge. Could easily spend a whole day at the museum. It regularly has visiting features which are always interesting for the children.

Thank cathyL3512GW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like others have said, this is by far not the best museum or art gallery. However, for free entrance, you can't expect the world. The exhibitions are interesting and you can definitely learn something new. Have to admit the art gallery was my favourite part...More

Thank Lottie G
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Paul F
4 April 2017|
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Response from MrsPT572 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, maybe without flash though, there are notices on the doors where photography is not allowed.
Catherine F
16 October 2016|
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Response from BristolMuseums | Property representative |
Hello, There is plenty for people of all ages to see and do at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. On the ground floor we have Curiosity - a space for under 7's to play and explore. You can also grab an Explorer Pack from the... More
Stephen P
21 July 2015|
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Response from BristolMuseums | Property representative |
Hello, There is no admission fee to enter Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, we welcome donations. For some special exhibitions we charge for tickets or operate a 'Pay What You Think' scheme that allows visitors to experience... More